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Old 11-20-2007, 12:15 AM
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6.5 Gibbs

Here is my 6.5 Gibbs after a new barrel and face lift. The first barrel went 10 years before I had to get it redone. It started life as a Rem 700 ADL .30-06.





Specs:
Hart stainless 28" Barrel, Sendero contour
Defensive Edge Muzzle Brake
Joel Russo A-5L stock brn/brn
SWFA Super Sniper 16X
TPS 30MM rings and TPS 20 MOA Base
Gunsmith Raymond Romain
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Old 11-20-2007, 06:39 PM
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Nice looking outfit.

Geeze, I'm way too used to that background. Must be in the Snake River basin somewhere?

Were you bustin' rocks, chucks, yotes or paper?
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Old 11-20-2007, 10:01 PM
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nice looking gun

hey I'am just getting started. Who do you guys recommend for a gun smith to put my gun together or build me one here in Idaho
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Old 11-20-2007, 11:44 PM
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Roy,
I was out for a slow day of fireforming. My bro and I were shooting at a 5" gong at 734yds. Boy what a difference after shooting fairly anemic fireform loads then launching a couple formed full loads. Formed load shot roughly 6 MOA less of elevation and 4 MOA of wind difference. AND the time of flight was reduced a bunch too. No coyotes today. Saw 6, all in about 5 minutes, while I was stalking a deer but they weren't a priority. Next weekend they will be. Very fun day.
I did shoot one coyote last week at 227yds. I wish I had my camera because the damage a 140gr Berger did on that thing was unreal. I would decribe the exit wound(hole) but I truly don't think anyone would believe it.

502bullelk,
There are several good gunsmith's in Idaho and one exceptional one is known to visit this sight. Ray Romain built my first 6.5 Gibbs and now rebuilt the same rifle 10 years later. But he is in PA. I have had Jim Brockman (Gooding, ID.) build a .250 Ackley Improved for my wife and it turned out better than we hoped. Jim is the only only one in Idaho I have had personal experience with. My advice to you is do your homework and don't try to go the cheap route. Spend your money and get it done right.
Good luck.
Dave
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Old 11-21-2007, 12:12 AM
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Glad to see you got your 6.5 gibbs back. Nice looking rifle. Since you guys suggested I look into that cartridge, I am really looking forward to getting my barreled reciever back, bedding it and getting out there to shoot some deer.

SES50
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Old 11-21-2007, 06:47 AM
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Nice rig.

Is that a sling loop on the side of the fore stock? Does it screw out for bench use?
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Old 11-21-2007, 11:48 PM
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urbaneruralite,
It is a Millet Flush Cup sling swivel. The swivel mount is flush with the stock and simply pushing down and turning the sling loop 90 degrees will release the loop. Leaving the mount flush with the side of the stock. Taking off the sling loops and sling take about 3 seconds.

SES50, who is doing your barreled reciever?

I hope to get out and do some real accuracy testing this weekend now that I have finished fireforming brass.
Dave.
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